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Dwight Yorke Biography

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Legend Man Utd , Dwight Yorke - Dwight Eversley Yorke, born 3 November 1971 in Canaan, Tobago. Yorke is a Trinidad and Tobago former football player. He played for Aston Villa for most of his career, followed by stints with Man utd, Blackburn, Birmingham, Sydney FC and Sunderland. Yorke was the assistant manager of the Trinidad and Tobago national team until the completion of the qualifying matches for the 2010 FIFA World Cup.

Along with compatriot Russell Latapy and Pat Jennings, the former Northern Ireland goalkeeper, Dwight Yorke holds the record number of participations in different World Cup competitions, including qualifying stages - six in total (1990, 1994, 1998, 2002, 2006, 2010). Dwight Yorke was nicknamed The Smiling Assassin because of his goal scoring abilities and his constant smile.

Yorke Carier In his first season in man utd, He was a key player in guiding his club to a unique treble of the Premiership title, FA Cup and UEFA Champions League, and forming a legendary partnership with Andy Cole. Yorke finished the season as the top league goalscorer with 18 goals and contributed goals against Bayern München, Barcelona, Internazionale and Juventus in the Champions League. Yorke was also a regular member of Man utd's 1999-2000 title winning team, contributing 22 goals in all competitions. Despite a less successful third season personally, Yorke did hit a hat-trick in the top of the table clash with Arsenal as Man utd went on to win a third successive title.

Yorke's limited appearances in the 2001-02 season led to rumours that he'd fallen out with Man utd boss, Sir Alex Ferguson, following his much publicised relationship with British model Jordan. After a January move to Middlesbrough fell through Yorke was sold to Blackburn Rovers for £2 million during the close-season.

Altogether he scored 64 goals for Man utd in 188 appearances.

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